News

2020 Statewide Survey Postponed

March 24, 2020

In response to the Governor of California's order to address an unprecedented threat to public health and safety, and taking into consideration the responses to a query of County Coordinators, the 2020 Tricolored Blackbird Statewide Survey has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for next year.

2020 Statewide Survey

January 16, 2020
The 2020 Tricolored Blackbird Statewide Survey will be conducted over three days - April 3rd through the 5th, 2020. In case of severe weather, the Survey will occur over the weekend of April 17th through the 19th.

 

USFWS Finds Listing Not Warranted

August 20, 2019

On August 15, 2019 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a finding that listing the tricolored blackbird under the U.S. Endangered Species Act was not warranted.

Tricolored Blackbirds featured in Living Bird Magazine

April 04, 2019

An article describing the biology and conservation of tricolored blackbirds was published in the Spring, 2019 issue of Cornell University's Living Bird Magazine.  The article, written by author Ben Goldfarb, highlights the unique biology of the species, the history of efforts to study it, the threats to its survival, and the work of the Tricolored Blackbird Working Group to conserve it.  You can read the on-line version of the article here.

2017 Statewide Survey April 7-9

January 13, 2017
The 2017 Tricolored Blackbird Statewide Survey will be conducted over three days - April 7th through the 9th, 2017. In case of severe weather, the Survey will occur over the weekend of April 21st through the 23rd.

California Fish and Game Commission Advances Tricolored Blackbird to Candidacy under CESA

December 11, 2015

At its December 10, 2015 meeting, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) voted 3-1 to advance the Tricolored Blackbird to candidacy under the California Endangered Species Act, triggering a 12-month period during which the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will conduct a status review to inform the Commission’s subsequent decision on whether to list the species as threatened or endangered. As a candidate species, the Tricolored Blackbird receives the same legal protection afforded to an endangered or threatened species (Fish & Game Code, § 2085).